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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Italian Wine + Food Festival comes to Melbourne

Lovers of Italian wine and fine food will be in their element this May with the arrival of the first ever Melbourne edition of the Italian Wine & Food Festival.

The one-day festival at Carlton's Royal Exhibition Building on Sunday May 29 will run from morning until night, with an attractive line-up of events including live pasta and mozzarella making, wine and olive oil workshops, sommelier tours and Gourmet Traveller's very own Food Market.

Highlights include food talks and cooking demonstrations from such chefs as Melbourne's Johnny Di Francesco from 400 Gradi and Sydney's Nino Zoccali among others.

Zoccali, chef and owner of Pendolino, said it was fantastic to see a Melbourne extension of the festival in conjunction with a growing interest in Italian wine.

"Interest in Italian wine at the minute is unparalleled, and the festival is a great opportunity to experience and learn about some of the best and most interesting wines in the world."

More than 250 of Italy's finest drops andwines made from Australian-grown Italian grapes will be on pour, and GT wine editor Max Allen will be presenting masterclasses.

There will also be fresh coffee from Espresso di Manfredi's baristas, beer on tap at the Menabrea Birra Bar and spritzes served all day at the pop-up Bar Americano by acclaimed mixologist Matt Bax.

To round out the day, live Italian jazz music will be played in the wine garden, while a DJ will take over at night to play Italian vinyl as festivalgoers unwind.

Melbourne Italian Food & Wine Festival, tickets from $35, 29 May, 2016, 11am-9pm, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Vic, italianwinefoodfestival.com.au

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